Food production misconceptions and social media experiences - Dr. Marissa Hake

miscellaneous Nov 24, 2019

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Today’s episode will cover “Food production misconceptions and social media experiences”.

“[…] He gently laid her head down… he got out of the tractor, moved her head around like if she was gently sleeping. That is the type of culture we need to have on our farms. We have so much respect for these animals even after death, that we are still treating them with that dignity and that respect. If that had been videotaped, there was no one that could have argued that that person didn’t respect that animal. So, it goes all the way down to even our dead stock.” – Dr. Marissa Hake.

Our guest is Dr. Marissa Hake, another bright mind of the Global Livestock Industry. Dr. Hake is a graduate of Michigan State University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and a Masters in Public Health. She is currently the staff veterinarian for Midwest Veal and is responsible for the welfare and health of over 30,000 veal calves. Dr. Hake spends most of her day working with small, family-owned veal farms throughout Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.

What you will learn:

How she got involved in livestock and her career so far; The biggest food production misconceptions; Tips on managing the relationship with activists as well as on-farm experiences; The role on social media on tackling food production misconceptions; What separates successful livestock professionals from those that are not.

Marissa’s favorite book or resource in general: Bréne Brown’s booksMindhunter and audiobooks/podcasts

This episode was published by Lauro Faccin & Laihane Almeida.